December 13, 2018

Drones Change the Battlefield & Bases

drones

Drones are already changing the battlefield and impacting US strategy. Increased robotic controls of drones will likely also reduce the human footprint of counterinsurgency as the technology advances.

Raptor, Not F-35, Deployed for Security Mission

F-22 Raptor

The F-22 Raptor has deployed to the Pacific as part of a theater security mission, swapping in for the Air Force’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

ASEC Earns TPP Member of Year Award

ASEC Earns TPP Member of Year Award

Aviation Systems Engineering Company was honored for its outstanding leadership, community support, and commitment to the economic growth and development of Southern Maryland on May 23 when it was named 2017 Member of the Year by The Patuxent Partnership.

Raytheon’s Work in Community Recognized

Raytheon

From STEM expos to robotics and rocketry, Raytheon has been a proactive partner with the county’s school system and community partners. The company was named The Patuxent Partnership’s 2016 Member of the Year for its commitment to the community and the work at NAS Pax River.

Marines Seek Ways to Combat Armed Drones

armed drones

The Marines are using “everything from shotguns to water cannons to other kinetic means” and even lasers to counter the growing threat of armed drones.

DoD Missing Own Goals on Competitive Bidding

Pentagon

DoD is falling short of its goals for bidding out contracts competitively.

Showtime at Farnborough: T-100, UCAVs, F-35

Lots to look at at Farnborough, from trainers to fighters, to unmanned combat aerial vehicles.

Aircraft Return As Pax Runway Reopens

Communities surrounding the Naval Air Station Payuxent River might notice a return of US Navy fixed-wing aircraft over Southern Maryland starting today, due to the re-opening of Runway 06/24. Both Runway 06/24 and Runway 14/32 at the base have been closed for needed repairs. The re-opening will allow the station to resume flights of fixed-wing aircraft that require the runway to take-off and land.

NAVAIR Celebrates Excellence

NAVAIR

The annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards ceremony celebrated technical, business, and leadership excellence in support of increasing speed to the fleet, delivering warfighting capabilities, and improving affordability.

Aging IT: Stop Throwing Good Money After Bad

Keeping aging IT on life support is costly and inefficient, federal CIO says.